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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
23 years experience Hand Surgery
3 months: These require full time splinting for 6-8 weeks and then part time splinting for an additional month. When i say full time i mean full time. If the sp ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Mallet finger: is a tear of the tendon that attaches to the finger tip on the top and end of ones finger, such that if it is torn the tip of the finger stays flexed ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
23 years experience Hand Surgery
Tendon Tear: A mallet finger is a tear of the tendon the extends the end joint in the finger. The treatment is a splint for six weeks. The splint has to stay on an ... Read More
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Dr. Todd Siff
Dr. Todd Siff answered
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Tendon rupture: A mallet finger is caused by the extensor tendon which pulls off the last bone in the finger (distal phalanx). Sometimes a piece of the bone also bec ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Hauck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Extensor injury: Mallet finger is from rupture of the distal extensor tendon or a fracture of the distal phalanx. The finger should be x-rayed to check for a fracture. ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Mallet finger: is a tear of the tendon that attaches to the finger tip on the top and end of ones finger, such that if it is torn the tip of the finger stays flexed ... Read More
Dr. Todd Siff
Dr. Todd Siff answered
27 years experience Hand Surgery
Tendon rupture: A mallet finger is caused by the extensor tendon which pulls off the last bone in the finger (distal phalanx). Sometimes a piece of the bone also bec ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
A mallet finger : Is when the extensor tendon at the tip of a finger ruptures. The rupture of this tendon can involve the tendon alone, be associated with a small bone ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Splinting: Most mallet fingers are due to a ruptured tendon. Some involve a bone fracture. Both can be treated by full time splinting for 2 months followed be ni ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Hauck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Splint: Mallet finger is from rupture of the distal extensor tendon or a fracture of the distal phalanx. The finger should be x-rayed to check for a fracture. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Mallet finger: You should have an xray of the finger to check for fracture. If there is, need to make sure there is no evidence of joint subluxation. The vast major ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It'll stay straight: It takes about 6 weeks for the torn end of the tendon to heal back to the bone. Treatment consists of splinting in extension for 6 wks. The splint mus ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
A mallet finger: Can be from a pulled tendon or a fracture. In both cases thre is incontinuity of the extensor tendon to the tip of the finger causing a droop as far ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Splint: Splint the distal interphalengeal joint in extension at 0 degrees. The splint needs to remain in place without any removal or flexion of the joint for ... Read More

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